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French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Iran should be allowed to keep selling oil and urged dialogue, rejecting a US push to isolate the Islamic republic.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused his US counterpart Donald Trump of trying to topple his government in a speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Trump has no plans to meet Iran's 'lovely' Rouhani

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Trump has no plans to meet Iran's 'lovely' Rouhani

US President Donald Trump has claimed that he turned down offers to meet his Iranian counterpart, as the two prepare for a tense encounter in New York.

Sharing the costs of rebuilding Syria

Ömer Özkizilcik

Sharing the costs of rebuilding Syria

Comment: The cost of reconstruction of Syria could be split between the regime axis, the US and its allies, and Turkey and its allies, suggests ...

US 'dream' of halting Iran's oil sales unrealistic: minister

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US 'dream' of halting Iran's oil sales unrealistic: minister

But US sanctions due on 4 November are expected to take a major bite out of Iran's oil exports.

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Another Swiss region votes overwhelming for 'burqa ban'

More than two-thirds of voters cast their ballots in favour of a ban on face coverings widely understood as targeting Muslim women who wear a burqa.

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French Muslim rapper calls off shows at Bataclan

Medine, a French-born singer of Algerian descent, had drawn fire from right-wing politicians as well as some of the victims' families after ...

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Le Pen slams psychiatric test order over IS tweets

The far-right leader said she felt 'persecuted' by the court order to submit a psychiatric evaluation, a routine procedure for those involved in ...

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Face veil ban up for regional vote in Switzerland

A second Swiss state is to vote over whether to ban face coverings in public, amid criticism from left-wing groups over the implications of the ...

EU nations urge Israel to reconsider Palestinian village demolition

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EU nations urge Israel to reconsider Palestinian village demolition

Eight EU nations have said they will 'not give up' on a two-state solution despite Israeli plans to demolish a Palestinian West Bank village.

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Volkswagen hits the brakes on business in Iran: Bloomberg

Volkswagen said it will end almost all business in Iran, bowing to American pressure stemming from the US rejection of the historic nuclear deal.

'Silencing campaign': Moroccan activists target singer accused of rape

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'Silencing campaign': Moroccan activists target singer accused of rape

Social media activists have started a campaign to 'silence' Lamjarred under the hashtags #masaktach ("we will not be silenced") and ...

Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

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Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

Israeli-made spyware is being used by Gulf states to crack down on dissidents, a new report by Citizen Lab has revealed.

Slovakia's deplorable move to criminalise Islam

CJ Werleman

Slovakia's deplorable move to criminalise Islam

Comment: Slovak politicians have publicly stated the bill is intended to outlaw all aspects of Muslim life in the country, forever, writes CJ ...

Syria's chaos takes to the skies, following Russian downing

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's chaos takes to the skies, following Russian downing

The 'accidental downing' of a Russian military plane by the Syrian regime highlights the potential for conflict between the country's warring ...

Florence Dixon

Explainer: The Tariq Ramadan affair

Liberté, égalité, fraternité? The case of Tariq Ramadan, accused of sexual assault by five women, has unearthed deeper questions about being a Muslim in the French judicial system.

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Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

Ramadan was a professor at Oxford University until he was forced to take leave when the rape allegations surfaced at the height of the "Me Too" ...

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Former Qatar premier says Saudi crown prince 'dangerously misguided'

Qatar's former prime minister has said the powerful Saudi crown prince has been badly advised by his close ally the UAE, leading to dangerous ...

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Qatar ex-PM says Saudi backing Israel to please Trump

Qatar's former prime minister has said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have backed Israel in the Middle East peace process to gain ...

Russian plane disappears off Syria coast, following 'Israel strikes'

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Russian plane disappears off Syria coast, following 'Israel strikes'

A Russian aircraft has gone missing off Latakia coast, following a series of Israeli air raids in Syria.

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US withdrawal from nuclear deal 'travesty', 'reckless': Iran

The head of Iran's nuclear agency made the remarks in Vienna at the annual International Atomic Energy conference.

Palestine president to visit <em>France</em>, Ireland amid US pressure

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Palestine president to visit France, Ireland amid US pressure

The president of the Palestinian Authority will visit France and Ireland next weekend ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in ...

Trump sanctions bite as Europe-Iran flights grounded

Alex Macheras

Trump sanctions bite as Europe-Iran flights grounded

Air France and British Airways announced that they will halt flights to Tehran in September citing 'low profitability' as the US ...

Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

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Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan, an Oxford Professor in Islamic studies, faces trial over rape allegations.

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